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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Can’t have enough amazing things to say about this place! Gunner picked us up and dropped us off at the airport and gave us a little tour and some insight on what was what. Their place is anything short of great. Our room had a fridge, microwave, hot plate. There was nothing that was missing . The beach is a little trek but the beach is beautiful! Leah and Gunner are amazing hosts and anything we needed, they were available for us. Def recommend renting a car... not sure what we would do without one. Magen’s beach is a must! All in all, great trip, great hosts and would def do it again! Thanks guys! PS. The dogs are the friendliest but Leah/Gunner will keep them inside for the non dog lovers

Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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Villa Marbella S, Owner at Villa Marbella Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2018

Thank you so much and we enjoyed having you stay with us. We hope to have you again soon!

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Staying at Villa Marbella with Leah and Gunnar turned out to be the perfect spot for our much needed vacation from the “real world”. The villa’s location perched overlooking Frenchman’s Bay offered spectacular views from the minute we arrived to the double rainbow island “farewell” the morning of our departure! The relaxed and almost secluded location feels more like a private getaway than any kind of hotel and we loved that about our stay there most of all. The Frenchman’s View loft was awesome for us with a private terrace right off the pool…..and the pool was the best! From early morning dips to start off the day or late afternoon cool down it was easily our favorite amenity! Although Lexi and Jack definitely helped with the separation anxiety of leaving our own pup at home! Our suite was cozy and comfortable for 2 with a "mini" kitchen set-up that proved very accommodating for our soft boiled breakfasts and the evenings when we decided to picnic on our terrace after a “busy” day at the beaches. (Sapphire, Linquist, Magens Bay and Abi Beach were standouts for us....but didn't get to them all) We dined out at XO Bistro on a recommendation from Leah and it was the BEST food….birthday dinner at Mafolie Restaurant for wonderful view, fun atmosphere and delicious food too! Also, the best way to get around the island is definitely a rental and we highly recommend going with one of Leah & Gunnar's vehicles (we loved our bright blue Jeep!)…..when they have you picked up at the airport for the drive to the villa it is immediately worth it! The rates are great and they are so easy and accommodating.
In general, we like being independent but really appreciated the helpful tips (Pirate’s Penny boat tour to BVI) and genuine concern (fresh aloe for sunburn) from both Leah and Gunnar.
We look forward to a return trip and stay in our future!

  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
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Villa Marbella S, Owner at Villa Marbella Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words and great recommendations!! We loved having you here and sure hope you get down our way again soon!!

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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

One my best traveling experiences ever! This is not a hotel. It is a quaint guesthouse and it was divine. We stayed in the Frenchmans Bay suite. Comfortable. Cute. Amazing balcony and view. All that you need is available including an honor refrigerator with beer soda and water. Private despite other guests and the owners living on premises. Convenient to rent a Jeep and the owners pick you up at the airport. They're flexible and give you lots of pointers. Rent the car from the owner! You will need to explore and go eat. We loved sapphire beach. Magen's bay beach. And swimming with a turtle at coral world ! To eat Gladys. Bumpas. Craving Crabs. And Frenchtown Deli. Shopping at the market near the cruise terminal was also fun. After all the adventure - coming "home" to the guesthouse was divine. The pool to cool off. The amentinies. We just loved it. And there are Lexie and Jack the stars of the show who love to keep you company. Great stay!!!

Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
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Villa Marbella S, Owner at Villa Marbella Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

I am so happy you had a good time! Thank you for giving such great recommendations for things to do and places to eat. We hope to see you again soon! Thank you, Leah

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

This is a wonderful spot for whatever kind of vacation (high energy or chill) you could want. We spent 4 nights in the Mountainside Loft and had all the quiet and seclusion we wanted to recharge from our heavy and grinding schedules in NY. We found everything we wanted out of a quiet and relaxing beach vacation just by staying in most of the time, and not exploring other beaches (although there are plenty to see-- next time!). This place really has just about everything you need. The walk down to the beach was gorgeous, and the beach itself is amazing- quiet and teeming with wildlife. The room was clean, very comfortable, and has a stunning view. Essentials like coffee and beach towels (with bag) are provided. We spent a couple days just around the pool because it is so nice. Keep in mind you'd need to rent a vehicle (directly from the hosts is another great deal) to find food during your stay, but even that is a nice way to explore. The larger resorts surely cannot beat the small and personal you can find here.

  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
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Villa Marbella S, Owner at Villa Marbella Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

Thank you for the glowing review! We enjoyed having you. We hope to see you again soon.

Leah

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

We had an absolutely wonderful time staying with Leah and Gunnar at Villa Marbella Suites. The photos on their website do not do justice to how beautiful the place actually is. The rooms are beyond comfortable and offer a relaxing place to kick off your flip flops with your significant other and watch the ships drift in and out over a bottle of wine or ice cold beers. Leah and Gunnar went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed and gave us a great layout of the island, including some great places to eat. Villa Marbella is not a luxury resort or all-inclusive vacation; it's a cozy homestead that Leah and Gunnar have built and invited their guests to enjoy while also becoming friends with them. The price was perfect and the facilities were clean and comfortable. You have a small refrigerator so you can pick up some light breakfast and lunch items and a small hot plate if you want to heat something up. The views from the house were breathtaking and offered great opportunities for photographs. If you want a relaxing, "at your own pace", "come and go as you please" vacation, Villa Marbella Suites is the place for you. Enjoy your vacation! Thanks Leah and Gunnar...see you guys next time!

As a side note: I also recommend renting a car from Leah and Gunnar as well, as it would be much more convenient; we rented from Dollar Rental Car at the Airport and it SUCKED!!! I understand Leah and Gunnar's prices are competitive with the airport companies and without a doubt, much better service.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Cruzan View Apartment, which offered an amazing view of the ocean.
  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
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Villa Marbella S, Owner at Villa Marbella Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Hi Sean:

Thank you so much! We really enjoyed having you stay with us and hope to see you again in the future.

Leah

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